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Wayne Law student turns adversity into enterprise

November 7, 2013

Paul Alonzo Turner III grew from being a child living in a homeless shelter to being executive director of a homeless shelter. He grew from being an African-American boy without a male role model in his life to being an African-American man who actively seeks mentors and tries to be one for others in need. And he grew from working in Washington, D.C., fresh out of college, to being a part of Detroit's comeback through his continuing education at Wayne State University Law School, his seemingly unbounded personal enterprise and his own startup company. Turner is a full-time, second-year law student and a part-time consultant through his Pontiac-based marketing business, GPS Community Consulting Inc. He's also readying a new company's entry into Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition's collegiate division. His startup idea, Mygotonumber Inc., is for an app that will manage all those stored contacts in your smartphone and back them up in the cloud for easy access, even if you don't have your phone with you.